Music together

Oakridge Ave.


Alexander William Amey

May 21, 2020

Proudly hailing from the Live Music Capital of Canada - Kingston, Ontario, Alex “Lefty” Amey, Thomas “Taco” Draper, Sean Patterson and Harrison Stewart-Juby started their musical and artistic journey together as Oakridge Ave in 2018 having cut their teeth in other dynamic musical ventures over the previous ten years. Their individual musical pedigrees range from operatic choral music influence, Celtic punk, the most genuine hard working Indie bands, as well as the theory and technique from the prestigious Berklee School of Music. Playing the venues that birthed other Canadian and internationally recognized bands such as The Mahones, The Glorious Sons, The Tragically Hip, The Headstones, Weeping Tile, and Bedouin Sound Clash has helped hone their tight, indie rock sound into what it is today: A blend of influences from Canada's rich musical tapestry. ‘Since their debut 2018 EP, ‘Lost and Out of Place,’ supported by an extensive east coast Maritime tour the same year, their songwriting, sound, and dynamic has matured, along with their high-energy live performances. Following a serendipitous meeting with one of their musical heroes, legendary producer Ian Blurton (Future Now, Change of Heart, Blurtonia, C’Mon, The Lowest of the Low, The Weakerthans, Rheostatics) in the summer of 2018, Oakridge Ave teamed with him at his Pro Gold studio in Toronto for their forthcoming debut full-length album, “Endless Nights”. The resulting 10 track album, set for release in spring 2020, is a mix of guitar-driven alt-rock bangers featuring, guitar and vocal harmonies, subtly layered lyrics, and musicianship rare amongst current bands. In the past year after sharing the stage with The Beaches, Chris Koster (The Glorious Sons), Yukon Blonde, and their heroes Lowest of the Low, Oakridge Ave is hitting the road across Ontario, Canada and beyond with their high-energy live show, the “Endless Nights Tour”. Oakridge Ave is like a good Canadian ale; rich, complex, but accessible and smooth, best enjoyed with good friends and always intent on having a great time!